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PLUMBAGO INDICA

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Synonym ► P. rosea Linn.

Family ► Plumbaginaceae.

Habitat ► Indigenous to Sikkim and khasi hills, grown in Indian gardens.

English ► Rose-coloured Leadwort.

Ayurvedic ► Rakta-chitraka (red- flowered var.).

Siddha/Tamil ► Chittramoolam.

Action ► See P. zeylanica. P indica is preferred in West Bengal and Kerala. Both P. indica and P. zeylanica contain about 0.9 plumbagin.

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